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because we are only 61 years old and not eligible for medicare for another four years. $18,000 a year for health care. we were told that part of the problem is the provisions in the law require us to choose a plan that has maternity benefits. how does this make sense for seniors to be forced to buy coverage that does not apply to them? we agree that benefits should not be denied to peernling peopt it's not fair to be forced to buy coverage that doesn't even apply." mrs. fischer: i rise to speak on behalf of nearly 3,000 nebraskans who have contacted my office with their concerns about obamacare. their stories are, unfortunately, not unique. skyrocketing premiums and cancellation of plans, that they were promised that they could keep. curt from lincoln, nebraska, wrote to tell me he has seen his bluecross blueshield premium rise a shocking 300%. david, a father living in omaha, is face ago potential total increase of $16,000 a year for his family's coverage. $16,000. another constituent from bertrand, nebraska, will see his family's deductible more than double next year. how is this th
and her husband no longer could keep their medicare advantage plan. it was terminated. and so they found another plan, much higher costs, higher premiums, higher deductible. cynthia from lafayette, indiana. i'm a self-employed and purchase health care privately. i'm a single parent, with a mortgage payment and a child in high school. i was given estimates for -- my plan was canceled and i was given an estimate for a replacement plan almost double what i'm paying today. mr. president, you have not kept your promises for seniors. you have not kept your promise to single working mothers. you have not kept your promise to families. you have not kept your promise to the people that i represent. how can americans trust that this government takeover will work if you can't keep your promises to the american people? >> mr. president. >> senator from north dakota. >> in north dakota we have a lot of farmers and a lot of ranchers, and they're small business people. they're being hit very hard by obamacare, like other small businesses across this country. a rancher contacted us, named wayne, and he
medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. there's a range of plans to choose from, too, and they all travel with you anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. ♪ call today. remember, medicare supplement insurance helps cover some of what m
website was not ready. this happened once before, when president bush put in the medicare drug program for seniors which was not as complicated but adds that this same problem with the rollout. disaster. lou: president obama does not need any more problems, and there is an old saying, when you find yourself in a whole, as the president certainly has, it is time to quit digging. here he is taking away. it is, by the way, for years, nine months, and 23 days since george w. bush was in the oval office. how long do you have to be in office to stand on our own as a man and as a president and quit blaming someone else? in this instance by your predecessor. let's take a look at the medicare part b expansions. it passed by a close margin back in 2003, but it also generate support from the other side of the aisle. eleven senate democrats and 16 democratic representatives and the house voted for the bill. how many republicans voted for obamacare? let's see. is a those of. zero. both programs suffer computer outages during the rollout, no question, but medicare part b ended unsuccessfully enrolli
companies and not dollars coming out of the medicare trust fund, that they should not be declared to be government health plans. >> the medicare advantage plan is the same and is governed. >> actually, it is not quite the same, senator. it is a private insurance plan where federal dollars are paid directly out of the trust fund to the medicare trust fund. this is different, these are individuals playing premiums -- paying premiums to the private marketplace. >> may i reserve my time for a second round? >> you may, absolutely. >> thank you, mr. chairman. secretary sibelius, i have read the testimony and listen to it carefully and appreciated your commitment to making the website work. i am concerned, though, that a lot of the testimony and discussion we are having seems to imply that the problem we are dealing with has to deal with outlets on the website. experts are being hired to get the website fixed and then everything will be great. the chairman asked you if it would not be better to hold off until we can get the website fixed. i want to expand the little beyond that. i am con
or so ago, health and human services department under medicare part d was paying for prescription drugs, reimbursing insurance companies for people who are not here legally. >> knowingly? >> knowingly as far as we know. no, they didn't have policies in place that would have caught these people or vetted them one by one in terms of their immigration status the way that medicare part d works is people have their plans offered through a private insurance company and then those insurance companies bill the federal government. so, the federal government was effectively paying insurance companies on behalf of patients that apparently the insurance companies hadn't vetted extensively enough. they thought they might have been eligible for medicare but they weren't because they are illegal immigrants. >> what i love it's always like a two year, three year program. i'm always curious. are they doing it right now. >> they may be doing it right now because this report came out fairly recently and it was for several years ago. so now they are just starting to put policies in place that would catch t
think that medicare, for example, provides important health security, and people believe social security provides important retirement security. so there's some things that have been done well. they can be done better. clearly when it comes to the affordable care act, there's good parts of the la and no doubt there have been problems and we're in the middle of a big problem with respect to the web site -- >> more than the web site. the perception here, the people are coming to fine that minimums of folks, they lose their policy or keep the policies they have to pay a lot more so it gets back to what nancy pelosi says you have to pass this to find out what's inside this. do you think she knew exactly what was inside this and just didn't want to share it? >> now, look, i think that nancy pelosi understands what is in the legislation -- >> did any of you know this would happen or fear this would happen? >> are you talking about the -- no one could predict the webs had all these problems -- >> the web site is a herculean -- but the millions who are finding they're kicked off their plans or p
that's set to get started at the top of the hour. medicare administrator will be back on the hot seat. today we'll hear how it's going now. peter doocy is here with us from washington. how do you think this will be different than what we hear last year? >> reporter: what's different about the senate is the number of prominent democrats on record calling for an extension of the open enrollment period. there are at least 10 democrats in the senate pushing for such an extension. last night we also heard senator mary landrieu complaining about cancellation notices. >> this is a letter that thousands of people are getting and this letter never should have gone out. we said to people if you had insurance you liked you could keep it. we didn't say if you had insurance you liked that didn't meet minimum standard. we said if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. >> reporter: senator landrieu is not on the health, labor committee. so they woarnts get a crack eight. but senator rand paul will. >> no one will keep their doctor and no one with an individual plan will still have it in a
% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. with all the good years ahead, look for the experience and commitment to go the distance with you. call now to request your free decision guide. >> a packed american airline flight was forced to make an emergency landing because they had a cracked windshield. the pilot declared an emergency and landed the plane safely in orlando. the cause of that crack remained under investigation, bill. bill: fk *, t
owners hanging. one business owner is here to tell you what he thinks up next. rit medicare d plan. no one could hav left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs prmacist, ll, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized pl comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. cheryl burke is cha-cha-ing in depend silhouette briefs for charity, to prove that with soft fabric and waistband, the best protection looks, fits, and feels just like underwear. get a free sample and try for yourself. uncertainty for you who have had a hard time already trying to follow all the delays that have happened even before this one. >> absolutely. uncertainty is the word of the day. the difficulties here are that we can't get a valid idea of what we are looking at on the exchanges. and furthermore, what's going to happen here is that we have small business tax credit that are available to us that get on to the exchanges
that about social security, medicare, the u.s. military. >> i think we have one guy that may say that. john, go ahead. >> government is force and that makes it wrong. obamacare is forced. that is wrong. same about the social security and medicare and medicaid as well. forced against the doctors and the patients. forced against every american. that is why it's up raveling before our eyes. >> is it forced when they control the airplanes and they don't crash? forced if they tell you to use a seat belt and have a windshield force or common sense? >> that is forced. a long stretch between mandating the control on the road -- >> getting off topic. >> with are getting off topic. >> the budget is getting higher and higher. pull the poll up, do you trust him. do you trust him? here this is. look at it. 44%. sense october 1, he lost 10% of the american people thinking they can trust him. his approval rating. his approval rating from 2009, was 65%. now 40%. some have him breaking that level. is this working? is big government liberal. i working? >> no. >> we have 69 million americans dependent on the
by this obamacare. she received a letter telling that she and her husband no longer could keep their medicare advantage plan. it was terminated. so they found another plan, much higher cost, much higher premium, much higher deductible. cynthia from la fee yet, indiana, i' i am i am-employed d purchase health care separately. i am a single parent with a child in high school. i was given -- my plan was canceled and i was given an estimate for a replacement plan almost double of what i'm paying today. mr. president, you have not kept your promises for seniors. you have not kept your promise to single working mothers. you have not kept your promise to families. you've not kept your promise to the people that i represent. how can americans trust that this government takeover will work if you can't keep your promises to the american people? a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota. h.o.v. in north dakotmr. hoevena we've got a lot of farmers and ranchers. thethey run a small business and they're being hit very hard by obamacare, like other small businesses acros
in a different medicare slang plan which will cost more. i wanted the senator to be aware that medicare clients are experiencing negative consequences from aca as well. since that time, by the way, after this experience. she has been able to find a plan that helps her avoid all six of her doctors including a five specialist in the primary care physician. here is the catch. the new plan? it's out of pocket costs are now going from $4 ,000 to $45 00 range. it's now going up to an expected $5,900. it was a tough decision for her to make. she ultimate decided to pay more money in order to keep seeing the doctors that have been treating her for the past four to six years. it's a real live story of a medicare advantage recipient in the country whose out of pocket costs are going up because of obamacare. it's wrong. it is unfair. it should not stand. i yield the floor. >> mr. president? >> senator from new hampshire. >> thank you, mr. president. i came to the floor yesterday to share so many stories i'm receiving from my constituents about them receiving cancellations for policies they wanted to keep,
tercera edad y beneficiarios de medicare tienen una semana para hacer cambios >> es importante no confundir este plazo con el de obcre >> obamacare >> este beneficiario tiene dudas >> compra obamacare >> ante la duda de estas personas de la tercera edad: >> las personas que tienen medicare no tienen que hacer nada respecto a obamacare >> la confusión estriba en 2 fechas que se están manejando. la del 31 de marzo fecha límite para inscribirse en obamacare, 7 de diciembre, fecha límite para hacer cambios en medicare >> hay cambios en medical que estaba limitado a ciertos niveles de ingresos >> a personas que tienen ingresos un poco más altos, personas que pasen limites van a poder calificar con ayuda federale >> no se dejen engañar por personas que por teléfono quieren confundirles medicare con obamacare >> y a la lista de problemas del sitio para inscribirse a obamacare, se suman otros inconvenientes, la alternativa de inscribirse por teléfono también puede ser difícil, si el portal no funciona los representantes tampoco pueden iniciar o terminar teléfono >> de todos
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, it is insurance companies. guest: i was wondering if betty lou was on medicare. anyone over 65 is not meant to be entering the insurance programs for obamacare. but she did have a point that insurance companies in a lot of cases are the ones that are changing these plans. one thing that the white house is try to emphasize is that even prior to the affordable care act insurance companies were the ones making the also changes to people. a lot of these cancellations or not necessarily directly derived from his health law. i think that is the point, he's really try to hammer it home. host: here's your updated piece in "politico." from today. states divided over complying with obamacare fix. regulators are dressing to president obama's rescue after an attempt to fix a rising wave of canceled policies. tell us more. guest: when president obama announces fixed last week, he kicked the problem . insurance -- to insurance companies and state insurance regulators. what we have seen is state regulators, even if they want to comply with the president's wishes, they might be constrained because they hav
. the age-old plan is facing hurdles. problems the set show soul security. medicare is facing trouble. new problems in medicare bug trend it -- drug benefit. from the headlines early part of this decade. major programs that have come below in terms of the social safety net in this country and health care security. while this is an excusable, it is a challenge that has been faced time and time when any program has been unveiled. i find it amazing that those ascribe blame have spent every waking hour of the working toears dismantle, destroy, obstruct, and impede the success of the affordable care act. concerned not about its failure, but about its success. what i hope we will focus on is how to succeed. i want to get a sense when those of us on the committee worked to put this together, we were under the assumption that state- controlled by republican legislatures or governors would put a higher premium on the love of state rights than their dislike of the president or some ideological political opposition. which is why we are seeing far better success in states that have established their o
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. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's a wide range to choose from. we love to travel -
medicare to kill off anybody white over 65. he is on a governing for one class in this country. i will tell you something. i have a daughter that is a nurse and the illegals don't use emergency rooms for minor stuff. i am not arguing with her a major problem. losing our rights and we are losing our benefits because of them. independent caller: caller: this president particular having such a difficult time byause a conspiracy republicans to make sure he had no second term, that his first term was horrible. you have to expect the craziness that is going on. i must say, as far as the health thing and this poor president, anybody ever think about sabotage? we are talking outside contractors. member edward snowden? and they genius people can't get this right? there is something very wrong. somebody needs to look deeper into what is going on at not just throw out a bunch of -- oh, obama's horrible. obama is wonderful. but because certain people do want him to succeed, no matter how great his ideas are, they're going to knock them. it is very sad what is going on in this country. we are supposed t
insurance either through their job or medicarer to the individual mark -- or medicare or the individual market. if you are one of these folks it's reasonable that you might worry if healthcare reform will create changes that's a problem for you. especially when you are bombarded with fear mongering. the first thing you need to know is this. if you already have healthcare, you don't have to do anything. bill: how does that sound? >> it certainly wasn't true. whether he knew of it wasn't true is problematic. if we had 85% of the american people covered by healthcare, why did we throw the whole system out and run into this tremendously mistyifying bureaucratically ensnarled obamacare. we could have done it with a lot less cost and burd to the american people. these things lodge yo -- these y out, what's the matter with these people. the only solution i can think of is to elect republicans in 2014. you saw that, bill clinton was not a great president before we got both houses of congress. he started to work with us and he became a fairly decent president with regard to the political structu
to be able to go out and do great things like civil rights bills and like medicare and all of the education bills. she was his strength. i am so glad she was there. interests. her own and that was important. and daddy promoted her to. sometimes she would hold back and say, i should be here with you. he would say, you have two degrees from the university of texas, you can do anything. he was a promoter of women. >> bust? two. question or two. those reminiscences are invaluable to historians. what was it that made her do things like that? did she have an eye toward the future? that yound you know are living in an important moment in american history? what if her the presence of mind? >> she was a very disciplined person. i was at the university of texas when the assassination took lace. when i came to the white house she came and said you need to keep a diary. it is a good discipline. they have people in mental institutions to do that. thank you very much. is a discipline. it is a stabilizing thing to write down. i did it in fact, but not in theory. minas -- mine is november 15, studied latin
as far as you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, these help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay -- and could save you in out-of-pocket costs. you'll also be able to choose any doctor who accepts medicare patients. call or go online today to request your free decision guide. go forward with passion. and nevesettle for good enough along the way. aarp medicare supplement insurance plans, red by unitedhealthcare for good enough along the way. insurance company. go long. >>> get ready to speed read your way through the news. first to florida, months after being found not guilty in the shooting of travon martin and separated from his wife george zimmerman is back in the courtroom. zimmerman appeared before the judge on a charge of assault and battery. yesterday, zimmerman was arrested after a fight with his new girlfriend. she told police he pulled a gun on her. both the girlfriend and zimmerman making 911 calls. >>> oh brother and today prosecutors say zimm
entrees. on the table by not choosing the rit medicare d plan. no one could hav left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs prmacist, ll, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized pl comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> late today it was announced new efforts towards opposing new sanctions on iran. talks at the west aimed at easing though sanctions hit a road back in geneva. they're trying to come up with a deal acceptable to all sides. u.s. and eithits partners want restrictions on their ability to enrich uranium. companies are invited to get involved. organization for prohibition of chemical weapons is asking for proposals from firms asking for the treatment and disposal of about 700 tons of chemicals. there could be problems with the deal and afghanistan over keeping american troops there after next year. national security correspondent jennifer griffen has the latest. >> reporter:
a letter telling that she and her husband no longer could keep their medicare advantage plan. it was terminated. so they found another plan. much higher cost. much higher premium, much higher deductible. i'm a self-employed and purchase health care privately. i'm a single parent with a mortgage payment. and a child in high school. i was given estimate -- my plan was canceled and i was given an estimate for a replacement plan almost double of what i'm paying today. mr. president you have not kept your promises for seniors. so you not kept your promise to single working mothers you have not kept your promise to families. you have not kept your promise to the people that i represent. .. takeover will work if you can't keep your promises to the american people? a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota. h.o.v. in north dakotamr. hoeven: in north dakota we've got a lot of farmers and ranchers. theythey run a small business and they're being hit very hard by obamacare, like other small businesses acr
insurance. they don't have a workplace insurance. they are not medicare eligible. they are not a veteran. they want insurance and often struggle with not only price increases at about 16% a year where the average. but everybody is medically underwritten so that any illness, disease, could block you from the market in the first place or put you in a pool that could skyrocket and lock oust. the protection that is the affordable care act added to the individual market, the last market without consumer protections are the very one that is every worker in a small group plan enjoy or in a work site enjoy. you can't be locked out because of a preexisting condition. you must be offered a policy. nur a risk pool so your own disease profile doesn't determine your rates. that is what is happening with that market. more than 50% of the people are not in their policies for a year. a third are there for only six months. it is a very volatile, very expensive, very unprotected marketplace for way too many folks. i have watched you today and watched you being eviss rated over in the house, calls for your
. medicare has to worry is the medicare, and the government intervention creates paranoia. it doesn't solve it. >> go ahead, bob. >> can i address your issue about the stock market going up? it has nothing to do with anything that is going on with the economy. everything to do with the fed, printing $85 billion -- >> strong fundamentals. but he said is important. for most right winger, this is what it boils down to. you want to do away with entitlement, medicare. they won't say it because it's bad politics. >> ly say it. it will say it. look how unsafe the so-called safety net is. look how tremendously unsafe it is. obamacare is just the latest example. supposed to make people feel safer and confident. >> guys we will do that in the -- >> we will argue merit of welfare program. michelle, give bob beckel a break. he has crying democratitis. it's not terminal but makes people sick around him. is the economy going to suffer because of obamacare? >> absolutely. it's leading to deterioration and confidence. right now consumer confidence is well below the historical norm. it's the lowest it's bee
taxes, forcing people $.5 medicaid, spending trillion on new programs instead of making medicare solvent and encouraging employers to reduce their employees catch three hours. then having the irs fine americans for failing to sign up on a website that does not work. the president promised you can keep your health care, but the ofn cancels millions individual policies. for millions of others, employees are -- employers are dropping insurance programs. the new promise is, if you want health care, go find it. on a website that the administration says will not be working properly until the end of november, that is an unlock him christmas present. two weeks to shop for insurance by december 15 senate you are covered next year when obamacare outlaws your policy. the president put secretary sebelius in charge of this law. i have called on her to resign. ca couldhe internet, r tell you every day how many records elvis was selling, mcdonald's could tell you how many hamburgers were sold. , resident issa -- congressman issa posted notes are you are telling each other how many people are enrolling
for medicare and medicaid services says the agency will release health care enrollment for healthcare.gov next week. his is two and a half hours. >> the senate committee on health el cation, labor and pensions will please come to order. about five years ago richard streeter, a 47-year-old truck driver from eugene, oregon was frustrated and worried. as "new york times" columnist nicholas chris-off described in his column this weekend, mr. streeter couldn't find affordable insurance in the market. back in the battle days no insurance would cover him. so he just went without care. after months of ignoring pain, he finally went in for a colonoscopy. but he couldn't afford one. the only way he could get it is from a doctor who agreed to take a half payment now and a half payment later whenever he could afford it. after driving 100 miles he ound out he had advanced colon cancer. his doctor said this, it was heartbreaking to see the pain on his face. he got me very angry with people who insisted obamacare is a train wreck when the real train wreck is what people are experiencing every day because the
raise two issues. one is the poll numbers. on that it's too early to say. look at medicare part d widely accepted popular program. it was actually less popular than obamacare before it was enacted if we hadn't enacted part d millions of seniors would be suffering today. same with obamacare if we teenage time to enact it will be popular as it is in massachusetts. >> you may be right but it's speculative. even if you -- even if you are right, doesn't it seem logical as i said in the talking points memo to just give it another year and iron it all out, explain it, i don't see a downside in that. i really don't. i would allow people who want to sign up to continue to sign up, all right? those who do the no give them a year fix what's broken it doesn't make me unhappy unlike other commentators it does not make me happy to see the president of the united states, no heart who he or she might be to be accused of being a liar. a rank liar that doesn't make me happy. i think we should get away from that. give it a year, it's our fault, we screwed it up. we will unscrew it and then we will go next
numbers. on that it's too early to say. look at medicare part d widely accepted popular program. it was actually less popular than obamacare before it was enacted if we hadn't enacted part d millions of seniors would be suffering today. same with obamacare if we teenage time to enact it will be popular as it is in massachusetts. >> you may be right but it's speculative. even if you -- even if you are right, doesn't it seem logical as i said in the talking points memo to just give it another year and iron it all out, explain it, i don't see a downside in that. i really don't. i would allow people who want to sign up to continue to sign up, all right? those who do the no give them a year fix what's broken it doesn't make me unhappy unlike other commentators it does not make me happy to see the president of the united states, no heart who he or she might be to be accused of being a liar. a rank liar that doesn't make me happy. i think we should get away from that. give it a year, it's our fault, we screwed it up. we will unscrew it and then we will go next september or whatever. do
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of things which are keeping people on medicare and keeping people to the extent that they can stay in the middle class, these are the kind of things dependent on. >> nobody is talking about cutting medicare or social security. >> sure they are talking about it the president himself has even said that he is open to cuts in medicare. >> the only cuts in medicare would come for people who are wealthy. over a certain threshold. so, let's not propagandize the issue. let's get back to the vision that president obama has as compared to your former boss, bill clinton. clinton had a fiscally irresponsible. he didn't attempt to micromanage the private sector. and he had a couple of economic bumps in the road. whereas president obama is the biggest spending president in the history by far. and much more of a i don't care much about the debt whereas clinton kind of did or am i wrong? >> first of all when president clinton took office the economy was starting to grow. when president obama took office the congress was shrinking all time rare. god to be fair i any that some of -- both of them rai
, unchecked insurance rates and medicare payments, many of their seats could be vulnerable in the 2014 midterms. talk about it now weed tore and columnist of "the hill", a.b. stoddard. eight words today in an article in the "washington post." president obama is in a political free fall. is he taking some democrats with him? >> oh, yes, jon. i mean there are so many democrats lost their seat when this law was passed. now the ones who remain have been cheering it along saying when it is implemented everyone will see the benefits that it provides and people will ultimately change their mind about, about it. and, what we see is that its unpopularity is at an all-time high and people are obviously panicking over the things they learned, not only can you not get on the website and find coverage and actually purchase it, the way you were promiseed that you could, self-insured are getting cancellation notices about policies they thought that they could keep that the president told them they could keep. democrats are facing a third election cycle in row defending obamacare and they are very, ve
that is against it, it is never going to succeed. that is the lesson of getting social security passed, medicare passed, the welfare reform that is bill clinton did in the mid 1990s you have to have both parties invested and republicans never were because the president never adopted any of their ideas. jenna: here is line of reporting from "the wall street journal" also quoted by the washington post today how maybe these politics don't even matter in the success of this plan and here's their explanation. they say insurers had billions of dollars on the sidelines ready to come out in advertising to get people to sign up through the state exchanges for their benefit and regardless of what democrats or republicans have to say, that may, quote, unquote, save obamacare. what do you think about that? >> look, the insurance companies are anything but angels here they deserve a lot of the blame for failure of the rollout and the fact that people are not signing up. the insurance companies, look without the insurance company support obamacare would have never passed. the insurance companies thought they
of americans see what's going to happen. the seniors, people in medicare see the change they have, it will cow chaos, confusion and put a lot of people in a difficult place. we are talking about a website that hasn't worked. wait until this thing really hits the fan. glenn: thanfan.. gregg: thank you very much. heather: disturbing news on the morning after pill known as plan b. what it could mean for lots of other pills. dr. marc siegel is here, then there is this. stunning new video from a deadly train collapse. ♪ ho ho ho [ female announcer ] at 100 calories, not all food choices add up. some are giant. some not so giant. when managing your weight, bigger is always better. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant gregg: before martha maccallum left for thanksgiving she sat down with one special hero who made american history. martha: it's now more than 40 years since man walked on the moon. the last mission to the moon was apollo 17. it blasted off way back in 1972. and some lunar explorers sharing their stories with our own neil cavuto on "fly plea t "fly me t" and the last man to step foot on the mo
money needs an ally. lou: a new government watchdog report shows the centers for medicare and medicaid services wrongly paid out $20 million to health care organizations on behalf of dead people. they are the agency in charge of implementing obamacare. the government waste and abuse does not end there. a separate report finds employees at the department of homeland security that have used overtime pay policies that have cost taxpayers $8.7 million per year in the dh budget this year is $60.8 billion. the reports show college students nationwide are experiencing obamacare sticker shock. community colleges in new jersey, once among the hundreds of educational institutions nationwide offered cheap health insurance to their students would have had to drop the practice because obamacare prohibits the sale of those insurance policies now. more evidence of the health care law is potentially going to disrupt the budget and medicaid itself and an overwhelming majority of people applying for an expansion of medicaid as opposed to applying in the mber of states. looking at the startling numbers,
health. it's put her in a an unusual category. she i eligible for medicare . >> for the last couple of years it's been two weeks at home and two weeks in icu in the hospital. or two weeks here or a month there or a month there and a monday here. and constantly trading hands wit with a nursing home. she is among 5% of americans that consume half of all healthcare spending. in 2010 that added up to $1.3 trillion. the healthiest americans, the onces thaonceones that rely then healthcare have les less than 2f spending. >> 'leash yea >> her own mother was diabetic until at that time i she had a fatal heart attack. >> wshe went to the hospital and, me and my brother are like she goes to the hospital all the time and she will be out. she never came out. she never came out. >> alicia started to follow her mother down the same path. at one point wea weighing over 0 500-pound. 500-pounds. the ethe only thing i can do isk about my daughter. i feel like my daughter deserted me and she didn't try hard enough. >> and i don't want my daughter to feel the same way. >> it's been almost a year since
. big about when medicare was introduced. i think we have to be patient with that. this is a big question about engaging with providers. i think the kind of comments, the doctors do what you pay them to do. this is going to be a change in focusing on delivering the highest quality care while at the same time providing excellent customer service. that is a different paradigm. i think it is going to be an educational process, a changing of the culture. think about the large hospitals that have multiple product -- private practitioners or inside a university system, where even the university does take into account quality often times in the promotion of an appointment process. it is going to be a big change, and there would be bumps in the road. we changed to reward the bull basin quality outcomes. we have never been charged with doing that. we just want to do as many big volume cases that are cases. that is going to change. one of the things that i am concerned about is when you use volume as a metric for reimbursement, to have a level playing field to define what the quality param
. >> reporter: henry chao is the manage at the centers for medicare and medicate who was most involved in developing the web site. he came in for the most criticism from republicans. >> knowing what you know now, would you have pushed harder to move the date back? >> i go by what i said. >> so you would let history repeat itself? it's been a rocky -- mr. park -- >> that is not what i said. that is not what i said. >> reporter: utah republican jason chaffetz had questions for chao about the site's security. >> mr. chao, would you put your personal information about you and your loved ones in it? >> yes, in fact, i've recommended my sister who is unemployed right now to actually apply. >> did she successfully register? sign up. >> i haven't talked to her lately. >> reporter: he said the site can accommodate about 20,000 to 25,000 users at one time-- a big improvement from the first week, but still far short of the original goal of 50,000 to 60,000. >> i'm part of an all hands on deck effort mobilized across the administration. >> reporter: todd park is the chief technology officer for th
pyramids were actually a mistake? uh-oh. geico. fifteen minutes could save you...well, you know. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> okay, it's no secrets, the labor unions went hog wild and helped get obamacare passed and now suddenly two plus years later they read it and they don't like it. oops? so now what? well, they want a special favor from president obama. and if they get it, someone is going to have to pay for it. that someone, that would be you. washington examiner chief political correspondent byron york joins us. okay. so where do we begin? what is it that the unions want? >> this is complicated. there is something called a reinsurance fee in obamacare. the deal is that insurance companies are going to have to start covering people with preexisting conditions, riskier c
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